Awards and PR
Over the last 10 years with Simply Bows and Chair Covers I have been privileged to win some high profile awards.
- Winner Daily Mail Natwest Everywoman Female Entrepreneur of the year 2015
- Winner of Most Promising UK Business in National Chamber of Commerce Business Awards - Nominated by NECC
- Winner Theo Paphitis #SBS 21/10/2012
- Winner of Jacqueline Gold #WOW Award
- Winner of WIN Awards Best Small Business 2012
- Winner of NECC Business Awards Most Promising New Business 2012
- Winner of North East Business Awards 2012 - Best Newcomer Business
- Winners of the Business Growth Award 2010-2011 (presented by the Entrepreneurs Forum IWCYC)
- Featured in Sunday Times & other National press
On the back of the awards and key business milestones I have gained some outstanding National PR.
If you would like further information or if you would like to book a complimentary discovery call please contact me.
I made the decision to sign up with Sarah as I had got the point that I was done with feeling the way I was.
I remember saying to Sarah in our first session, ‘please don’t break me’. Little did I know I had no reason to worry. Not only did Sarah not break me, but she has helped me find a version of myself that I had only hoped existed. I have become the person that now has self-belief, confidence and a strong can-do attitude. I have found the passion for my business that had started to fade due to a lack of confidence. I now feel ready to chase and achieve the dreams and goals that I once allowed myself to believe were not possible. All I can say is the most heartfelt thank you to Sarah, I cannot wait to continue working with you.
Gemma Hinze ~ Founder Moon Flower Events
Sarah is amazing!! She listens, she understands, she empathises and then she gets you back on the straight and narrow. She makes you feel like anything is possible and all you need is to take action and make it happen. Sarah is a straight talking, no-nonsense coach who really has got your back and wants only the best for you. If you're looking for a coach to help you get un-stuck out of a rut, Sarah is your lady!!
Hollie Ellis - Brand Designer and Founder of Hollie Ellis Design
Sarah is a true entrepreneur and inspiration leader! Having known her for some years, she is incredibly hardworking and resilient, which is evident through her own life story and career journey. Sarah is very passionate about helping others and sharing her extensive knowledge and skills. She can motivate any individual or team, always fostering an environment of inclusiveness and creativity, whilst focusing on tangible results. I would highly recommend Sarah for her honest, no-nonsense and results-driven approach!
Simon Clayton ~ Founder and Owner of Marketing Skills Academy
I was introduced to Sarah in 2020 and signed up to her Formidable Over 40 business coaching course earlier this year. Having lost focus on where my businesses were going, Sarah's 'I CAN' methodology has given me new purpose and put in place some business objectives to achieve in 2021. I have learnt so much about myself, my strengths and weaknesses, and what I can offer clients. While business transformation is never easy, having Sarah's guidance and experience has been hugely beneficial.
Anna Rainbow ~ Founder and Owner of Anna Rainbow Photography and Springback PR
I am sorry it has taken so long to put something together but I hope you will now see that my life is very much in the fast lane seven days a week!
I did however receive my results for two more elements of my BHS Stage 5 exam today and am very relieved to have ticked those two off!
I would like to thank you for your recent help and support. I was at rock bottom and knew I needed to approach someone from outside my circle to help me take stock and put things back into perspective.
You took “no shit” and helped me to regain control of my life. I felt worthless and useless but your encouragement and support helped me to realise that I do have a worth.
Emma Hawksby ~ Emma Hawksby Equine
”Each year I try something new to develop my learning - in previous years I have completed the Entrepreneurs' Forum Scale Up Academy and Scale Up North East programme by RTC North. Last year I joined Vistage UK and this year I started 2021 with a 6 week coaching programme with Sarah Pittendrigh.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Sarah and there’s nothing like having a coach who really understands the unique complexities of being a female business owner. If you’re emerging from the pandemic a bit battered and bruised, exhausted and unsure as to what next (as I was) then I would really recommend a call with Sarah to see if this programme might help you. If anyone would like to hear more about my experience of the course please send me a message I’d be happy to share more about what I got from the programme.
And a huge thank you to you Sarah, it’s been absolutely brilliant and I feel like a different person!”
Joanna Feeley - CEO Trend Bible
“I have been running a successful interiors business for the past 15 years and while many aspects were going well, I kept coming up against the same obstacles time after time. I was also at a point whereby my children were needing less hands-on time allowing me to invest time in myself and in the business.
I have known and admired the way Sarah works for some years and I leapt at the chance of working with her. The 6 weeks programme following her I CAN method has been an invaluable learning curve. It has made me dig deep and really look at various aspects of who I am, how I operate as a business woman and how, if I can learn to shift my mind set, I can open myself up to many more positive opportunities.
Sarah’s programme is very well-structured and is content-rich, while Sarah herself is a gifted and rigorous coach. I feel that she has really invested in my business and it has been a rewarding and very beneficial process for me personally and as a business owner.”
Sarah Osmond ~ Sarah Osmond Interiors
I joined the team at Simply Bows & Chair Covers Northumberland in 2015, this was a big step for me but Sarah gave me some good advice and lots of support. This was the best move I made and I have not looked back. Thanks to Sarah's guidance and time that she has invested in me, I feel stronger and more confident not only in my work but in life in general. I will contact Sarah and talk to her regarding certain situations and she is always there to listen and offer her expertise, she has been a great help to me and I am truly thankful to Sarah for her time, patience and belief in me
Debbie Charlton Area Director ~ Simply Bows & Chair Covers, Northumberland
"Sarah was a friend first and foremost and I was most impressed by her professionalism when I approached her to help me with a turning point in my life's path. Sarah is an extremely good listener and will look at projects from all angles and give help and advice from her perspective. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sarah as a mentor and indeed will be back in touch with her soon with regards to my next business venture"
Sarah was asked to support the wedding product here. Right from the first meeting she was professional, personable and down to earth. She found out as much information as possible, including attending events to get a feel for our product first hand and give her the best insight. To follow Sarah wrote a detailed report with some 'quick wins' and mid to long term proposals. Her business knowledge coupled with a practical mindset was just what we required. All in all a great exercise to help us move our business forward.
Ruairidh Taylor - Hotel Manager, Gisborough Hall Hotel